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Thimble weed (Anemone virginiana)
Other common names: Tall Anemone
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
Height: 2 to 3 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size: 1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Youghiogheny River Trail
- White Avens
Thimble weed has a larger and showier flower. Look carefully at the leaves - those of thimble weed are so deeply lobed that they almost look like they're divided, while the lower leaves of the avens are truly divided.